Absa Premiership

Johnson sticks up for Pitso

2015-09-30 10:10
Cavin Johnson (Gallo)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars head coach Cavin Johnson believes Pitso Mosimane is not being treated fairly by the fans of Mamelodi Sundowns, but has no such sympathy for Gordon Igesund.

The Brazilians have not had the best of starts to the 2015/16 season, having been knocked out of the MTN8 in the first round by Bloemfontein Celtic, and are sixth in the Premiership after the first six games.

A section of Downs' fans are so unhappy by their results so far, Mosimane needed a police escort to leave the Lucas Moripe Stadium as supporters stormed the tunnel leading to the dressing rooms calling for the coach to be sacked.

The club has come out in support of the 51-year-old, vowing to discipline the fans involved in the incident.

"The bad thing that leaves a bad taste in my mouth is the way Pitso has been handled," Johnson told KickOff.

"For me that's not nice. It is unfair, it's just not on. Eighty per cent of the people doing that have been sent by someone and that should not happen."

However, the Dikwena boss has no sympathy for the under-fire Gordon Igesund at SuperSport United as Johnson was sacked from the Matsatsantsa job at the beginning of last season.

"No, I don't have any sympathy. It happens to all of us," Johnson added.

"I have been through it so I know the sour taste in his mouth at the moment. But that's the type of job we look for, that's the type of job we want, and what can you do when it happens."

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